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1

Define non-adherence.

When a patient’s behaviour does not correspond with agreed recommendations from a healthcare provider

2

What is the prevalence of non-adherence?

Overall average rate of adherence is about 50%

3

State some consequences of non-adherence.

Increased hospital admissions (1 in 5 are because of non-adherence)
Rejection of transplants
Occurrence of complications
Development of drug resistance
Increased mortality

4

What are the three main reasons for non-adherence?

Regime related factors (including physical aspects e.g. packaging, complexity, side effects, duration, cost etc.)
Poor doctor-patient interaction
Psychosocial variables

5

State some patient factors affecting recall of healthcare information.

Anxiety
Medical knowledge
Memory impairment

6

State some presentation factors affecting recall of healthcare information.

Amount of information
Order
Stressing importance
Specificity
Mode of presentation
Follow-up

7

List some ways of improving adherence to treatment.

Ask the patient
Simplify the regime and packaging
Improve the doctor-patient interaction (communication style and presentation)
Identify and modify beliefs
Involve significant others, wider network and potential to use assistive technology